Dolphins plan to activate Jalen Ramsey from IR - will play vs. Patriots
When the Patriots first played the Dolphins this season in Week 2, they were fortunate not to face an even more impressive secondary as newly acquired cornerback Jalen Ramsey was recovering from offseason knee surgery.
Now that the teams are set to meet for the final time this year, NFL insider Adam Schefter revealed on Thursday that Miami was planning to activate Ramsey from injured reserve, meaning he would be making his season debut against the Patriots on Sunday.
The news was significant for multiple reasons, but for the Patriots' offense, it may be one of the worst updates heading into another crucial divisional matchup.
Because the offense looked cohesive for the first time this season just last week, the thought of a Pro Bowl cornerback being added back into the lineup brings a bit of uneasiness concerning their potential success to continue in Miami.
But just minutes after the news hit the airwaves, Ramsey took to Twitter to respond and basically shut down the report put out there by Schefter. He first showed frustration with the media, who are more concerned with being the first to report something instead of just reporting the truth, while also claiming he hadn't been told he was good to go for Sunday.
He followed that tweet up with some clarification regarding his status, stating he has a chance to play in Week 8 but is yet to be fully cleared.
This could be interpreted in two ways: Schefter's reporting is accurate, and Ramsey will be suited up in Week 8, but the cornerback is unhappy that the news was broken beforehand. Or Ramsey is telling the truth that he has not been cleared yet and is just trying to set the record straight for all the Dolphins fans excited upon hearing the update.
So we'll have to wait and see the latest updates from the Dolphins over the next two days to see if the Patriots offense will need to be ready for Ramsey or not.